Mailette

Lavendula angustifolia
Origin: Monsieur Mailllet, Valensoe France
Color: Medium Purple with grey-green foliage
Size:  24-30” with 6-8” stems
Blooming Season: Once in spring
Fragrance: soft, sweet, fruity, spicy and herbaceous scent, with woody, green undertones.  A sweet, gentle aroma.  One of my favorites
Hardiness: Zones 5-9
Uses: This is a great angustifolia for oil production

Melissa

Lavendula angustifolia
Origin: Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery, Newberg, Oregon, USA
Color: Light pink that ages to near white flower heads with mid-green foliage.  With its growing habit, she has a pink ethereal glow.
Size:  30” with 8-10” spikes
Blooming Season: Once, during summer, lasting longer than most other pink varieties.
Fragrance: sweet heavenly aroma
Hardiness: Zones 5-9
Uses: Culinary use – Savory dishes, this one will surprise you with a hint of pepper flavor.
Great to use in the garden landscape to build a wonderful visual contrast with greens or darker flowering plants.
You will find this variety growing in the third stage of our lavender labyrinth – Once you leave the dark, foreboding stage, and the find hope in the second stage, you enter into Melissa’s presence – pristine, near white, cleansed, renewed and regenerated.  I love her sweet glow!

Munstead

Lavendula angustifolia
Origin: Gertrude Jekyll, Munstead Wood, England
Color: Medium Purple with gray-green foliage
Size:  20-24” with 6-8” stems
Blooming Season: Twice, starting in spring
Fragrance: Wonderful true, sweet lavender fragrance, but light aroma.
Hardiness: Zones 5-9  (some resources say up to 11)
Uses: Great for hedges and knot gardens. This one is also a great culinary variety…great to use with sweet dishes.

Purple Bouquet

Lavendula angustifolia
Origin: Sunshine herb Farm, Washington, USA
Color: Very Showy, Dark Purple flowers  with gray green foliage
Size:  24-30” with 12-15” stems
Blooming Season: Twice, starting early summer
Fragrance: Sweetly fragrant
Hardiness: Zones 5-9
Uses: Culinary Uses, But I especially like to use this variety in dried bouquets.  I love the curliness of the stems.
Because of its dark color, we used it in the first stage of the labyrinth…depicting dark times, dark thoughts, or dark moods.

Royal Purple

Lavendula angustifolia
Origin: Norfolk Lavender, Norfolk England
Color: violet flowers and green foliage
Size:  30-36” with 12-14” stems
Blooming Season: blooms oncs, in late spring, early summer
Fragrance: lighter aroma, sweet. 
Hardiness: Zones 5-9
Uses:  I love using this one in both fresh and dried flower bouquets and crafts.  In our store…This variety sells well just as dried bunches because it retains its color so well when dried. This is a classic lavender choice for sachets, wands, etc.  In your Garden, this is a good choice for hedging. In fact, it is the hedge around the East Quadrant of the Medicine Wheel.  I chose it because, in my mind, when I see Jesus, who came from the East (Jerusalem), I just imagine he will be wearing a beautiful violet - purple sash, the color of this lavender.

Royal Velvet

Lavendula angustifolia
Origin: Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery, Newberg, Oregon, USA
Color: Very Showy and destined for greatness…it has saturated, navy blue flowers with gray-green foliage
Size:  24-30” with 12-14” stems
Blooming Season: Twice, starting late spring, with a long blooming season.
Fragrance: highly aromatic
Hardiness: Zones 5-9
Uses: Considered a good culinary choice, in fact, I know several producers that use it in making their syrups. Well known for fresh or dried bouquets.  Also a favorite in our store! Great in your rock or herb garden.
Royal Velvet is showcased as the border hedging for the orchard and 1 acre lawn area.  We chose her for there because her color and habit are so showy. It’s all about her, in that location, and she deserves the attention!

Sharon Roberts

Lavendula angustifolia
Origin:  Donald Roberts, Premier Botanicals, Independence, Oregon, USA
Color: Showy, textured from dark  blue to blue-ish purple flowers on gray foliage
Size:  24-30” with 12-14” stems
Blooming Season: Continuous Bloomer, starting late spring
Fragrance: Intensely sweet
Hardiness: Zones 5-9
Uses: Dried Flowers or ornamental use in your garden.
Donald Roberts named this variety after his wife. I chose this variety because of its name “Sharon.”  Sharon was my aunt that gave me my first horse when I was 6.  So, for the flower bed in front of the horse barn… I chose Sharon Roberts, not only for its name, but also for the blue color. The patriotic circle is filled with red flowers, white roses and blue Sharon Roberts, all saluting the American Flag raised high on its pole at the center. This variety is the first lavender showcased in landscaping that you will see as you come up the driveway to the Meadow of Lavender.

Spanish Curley Top

Lavendula stoechas
Origin: Rhonda Whetham, Forever Lavender, New Zealand
Color:  Ruffled curly bracts with bright electric Plum flowers on moss green foliage
Size:  30-36” with 8-10” stems
Blooming Season: Continuous Bloomer starting in Spring
Hardiness: Zone 7-10
Uses: Showcase ornamental in landscaping or in container gardening.

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